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My daughter and I went for a walk at a local park last week and I took a few photos just to document the change of the seasons.  Every season has its beauties.

There was something a little bit Monet-like about the algae on the pond. Almost looked like lily pads if you didn’t look too closely.

 

All of this summer’s baby ducks at the pond have grown up now.

 

I need to find a nice ripe blackberry bush. Yum!

 

The dock at the park is what’s being reflected in the pond. Almost looks like spider webs where you can see the wire from the railing.

 

The lines made from the cattails and the ripples were fun.

 

I love this one.  :)

 

Late summer at Mill Pond Park.  I love willows hanging over water.  So peaceful.

 

Walkways and railings and docks.

 

Hello, Mr. Crow.

PTSD sucks. Just sayin’.

I’ve discovered recently that when people think they need to tell me what to do with my life or nit-pick at me, it actually triggers my PTSD, and can bring on anxiety and panic attacks.

Even well meant “advice” has been triggering lately.

Why do people sometimes feel the need to argue every time they disagree or don’t fully understand something in someone else’s life? I honestly feel it’s not necessary to take people to task over every little thing. Can’t we all just agree to disagree agreeably?

I’ve spent the past couple of days fighting internal stress brought about by someone … who I know “meant well” … but they have no idea the amount of trauma I’ve suffered at the hands of “well-meaning” people who thought it was important to “correct” me or argue with me.

End of rant.

Back to deep breathing …

I went to Mill Pond Park in Auburn, Washington (USA) with my daughter for a walk the other evening and the sun was starting to set.  It looked particularly lovely shining on the water and behind the trees.

 

I’m NOT Susie Homemaker!

After all the rethinking about my blog and what I wanted to share about, I realized my focus right now is digging myself back out of my messy house.  So the idea for “I’m NOT Susie Homemaker” was born.

We’ll see how it goes.

I’ll be posting there this summer rather than here (for the most part) so if you want to keep up on current updates, come by and follow me there, too.  :-)

http://notsusiehomemakerblog.wordpress.com/about/

Hope to see you all there!

Rethinking my blog

While I was in college full-time the past few years, I’ve pretty much left this blog nearly abandoned.  I was just looking over some of the past posts, and even the “Life as it Stands Today” post is seriously out-dated and really doesn’t accurately reflect where things are anymore.

Honestly, I almost feel like this blog has become a snapshot of where I was and where I’ve been, but no longer represents where I am now and where I’m headed in the future.  But it’s all still part of the journey of my life which is what this blog was supposed to be about, right?

I’m torn between continuing this blog and refocusing the content for the future, or maybe just archiving this to remain “as is” and starting something new.  Don’t worry … I plan to keep blogging. Just not certain how I want to approach it from here.

Any thoughts, dear readers, on where to go from here?  Also, I’m just curious if anyone’s even still out there reading anymore.  :-)

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